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St. Clare's, Stamullen

St. Clare's Stamullen was run by the Franciscan Sisters of St. Clare under the guidance of Fr. Regan, who was parish priest of Castlepollard, home to to one of the Sacred Heart Sisters' mother and baby homes.  


We do not have further information about the history of St. Clare's, Stamullen at the moment, however we are endeavouring to rectify this.  We do know that according to Mike Millotte's Banished Babies, 130 babies were secretly exported from St. Clare's, Stamullen to the US for adoption. 


Records for St. Clare's Stamullen are held at:

Health Service Executive Dublin North East
Child & Family Centre
St Mary's Hospital
Dublin Road
Co Louth
Tel: 041-9832963

At present we have no further information regarding St. Clare's, Stamullen.  Please contact us at heritage@adoptionrightsalliance.com if you have further  information that may help or any photos you would like to donate.

Photos were kindly donated by Marie Cunniffe Stubbs.

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Please note we have gathered the information from survivor accounts and what little records are available to the public.  Until the religious run agencies open their records it will not be possible to compile a full history of past adoption practice in Ireland.  If you have any corrections, contact us at  heritage@adoptionrightsalliance.com 

“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning . . . and the most disquieting loneliness." 

Alex Haley, Author of Roots 





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